^nbntmnk ffivAt College She ©ne-JUwnitreit-^ifteetttk (Ernnmettzetrcetti Qnx ti Veritas Nineteen ^tmitreit atth ^etentg^'eten Savannah Civic Center Arena THE CHIEF MARSHAL THE CLASS MARSHALS CANDIDATES FOR THE BACCALAUREATE DEGREE CANDIDATES FOR THE MASTERS DEGREE INSTRUCTORS OF THE COLLEGE ASSISTANT PROFESSORS OF THE COLLEGE ASSOCIATE PROFESSORS OF THE COLLEGE PROFESSORS OF THE COLLEGE PROFESSORS EMERITI THE GRADUATE FACULTY THE PRESIDENTIAL PARTY THE SIGNIFICANCE OF THE ACADEMIC MACE AND THE OFFICIAL MEDALLION Observing the centuries-old convocation procedures, each Marshal in the Savan- nah State College Academic Procession carries an official mace which is indicative of the power, dignity, and magisterium vested in the College. The mace is a club- shaped staff which originated in the Middle Ages as a weapon. Eventually, it gained a ceremonial character and is presently employed most often by legislative forums and academic enterprises. The official mace of Savannah State College was designed and made from ma- hogany wood by Mr. Ernest S. Brown, Instructor of Industrial Arts. Dr. Lester B. Johnson, Head of the Department of Engineering Technology, designed and built the Mace Stand. It is significant to note that the mace bears the official seal of the College and the motto of President Prince A. Jackson, Jr., "Lux Et Veritas" ("Light and Truth"), which is his conception of what Savannah State College should be, must be, and is to all individuals associated with her. Dr. Jackson also wears a silver medallion which bears the official seal of the College and symbolizes the Office of the President. *♦ u ft u ft. « ft Tj ♦♦-♦ ft w jj^ u ** u-> U U-* ft » a ft u Si -ft u tt u i^b J? <M a a a o u -a ft) ft) B ♦ ♦-* b-> ft) /G ft) & » « jet ft) -a- ft) an >a /G ft) -a ♦»-» M U tn ft) a. ft) » »-» D u ft* >a~ tn ft) *b tn ft) tn ft) B a B 8 ft* a. 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Vice President Division of Business Administration Mary C. Torian, Ed.D. Division of Education Thelma M. Harmond, Ph.D. Division of Humanities Luetta C. Milledge, Ph.D. Division of Natural Sciences Margaret C. Robinson, Ph.D. Division of Social Sciences Isaiah Mclver, Ph.D. Division of Technical Sciences Lester B. Johnson, Jr., Ph.D. CONFERRING OF BACCALAUREATE DEGREES Prince A. Jackson, Jr., Ph.D. Assisted by the Dean of the College, Thomas A. Byers, Ph.D. PRESENTATION OF CANDIDATES FOR THE GRADUATE DEGREES James A. Eaton, Ed.D. Associate Dean for Graduate Studies Armstrong State College and Savannah State College CONFERRING OF JOINT GRADUATE DEGREES Henry L. Ashmore, Ed.D. President, Armstrong State College Prince A. Jackson, Jr., Ph.D. ALUMNI INDUCTION Earl Brown, J.D. President, Savannah State College National Alumni Association Columbia, South Carolina PRESENTATION OF N.R.O.T.C. CANDIDATES FOR COMMISSION Commander Alvin Catalano Commanding Officer, Savannah State College N.R.O.T.C. ADMINISTERING THE OATH OF OFFICE Commander Alvin Catalano PRAYER FOR THE NEW OFFICERS: "Veni Sancte Spiritus" Reverend Thomas Austin, Th.D. Pastor, First Baptist Church ANNOUNCEMENTS SAVANNAH STATE COLLEGE HYMN BENEDICTION The Reverend Samuel Williams, M. Div. College Minister SEVEN-FOLD AMEN ♦♦RECESSIONAL: "Pomp and Circumstance" Sir Edward Elgar James Thompson, Jr., M.M.Ed., Organist ♦The audience is requested to remain seated. **The audience is requested to remain seated until the procession has exited. ^nttnlnuxtvAt Jbgrees tiLmxtexxzit DIVISION OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION Accounting Boston, Zandra T Savannah Butler, Cynthia E Savannah Claiborne, Janice J Savannah Cutter, Kay Francis Savannah Gedamu, Demissew Addis Ababa, Ethiopia Hendrix, Frank W Savannah Huff, Dorothy R Elberton Jacobs, Deborah E Blackshear McLendon, Ben J., Jr Tignall Pinckney, Rufus, Jr Savannah Royal, Denise M Savannah Shinhoster, Clara M Savannah Stevens, Elinda M Savannah Tyson, Willie F Savannah Washington, Javanese L Savannah fWeathington, Beverly Brinson f Wynn, Rickey J Donalsonville General Business Administration Allen, Gary N Savannah Brown, Gertrude R Savannah Butler, Donnie L Baxley Deigh, Elliott M Statesboro Edge, Wallace, Jr Ashburn Foye, Larry Atlantic City, New Jersey Howell, Loretta T Savannah King, Vanessa Savannah Kelley, John, Jr Augusta Lash, Beulah G Savannah Lewis, Benny F Savannah jLowe, Willotte Columbus Mathis, Patricia A Sparks Miller, Cynthia Mowen Rood, Charles N Waycross Russell, Jeffery J Hogansville Smith, Julius R Savannah Spivey, Jacqueline Wadley Williams, Anderson, Jr Thomasville Williams, Dianne M Savannah Office Administration Hillery, Harriett B Brunswick Johnson, Juanita Blakely tMoore, Linda D Macon "j" Participated in Cooperative Education Program. Finance Barnes, Brett D Philadelphia, Pa. DIVISION OF EDUCATION Elementary Education Alexander, Sharon A Savannah Anderson, Maggie M Savannah Arnold, Gwenetta L Newman Blocker, Marie A Dublin Burch, Mary J Elberton Bynum, Gloria E Savannah Clifton, Wilhelmina Statesboro Cuspert, Sandra L Savannah Garnett, Bonnie L Augusta Grant, Yvonne J Savannah Hall, Martha L Greenville Hargrove, Dorothy M Riceboro Harris, Margo L Savannah Harrison, Tessie M Edison Hill, Karen T Savannah Holder, Brenda Dublin Inman, Debra D Waycross Lamar, Chestine H Woodland Lee, Gussie W Glenwood Manigo, Carrie B Savannah Middleton, Susie L Davisboro Miles, Utica A Savannah Roberson, Gail M Augusta Ross, Denise C Savannah Scott, Debra J Savannah Smith, Debra Savannah Smith, Luevonia McRae Smith, Wendolyn M Columbus Stevens, Joyce V Savannah Ward, Grace R Elbert Washington, Rose M Savannah Wilson, Delores E Townsend SECONDARY EDUCATION Business Education Bell, Antoinette D Savannah Bowers, Andrea R. Savannah Calhoun, Sylvia C Elberton English Education Whitney, Loretta Y Ft. Rucker, Ala. Physical Education Daniels, Melvin J Macon Griffin, Barbara Y Bloomingdale Hodges, Olivia J Savannah Johnson, Ralph A Atlanta Kelly, Donna M Savannah Lamar, Robert Folkston Powell, Lorraine M Savannah Industrial Arts Education Kinsey, Larry Macon Wilkins, Wofford, Jr Cartersville Music Education Riley, Sandra D Savannah Social Studies Education Holt, Joyce L Eatonton Washington, Kevin E St. Mary's DIVISION OF NATURAL SCIENCES Biology Davis, Mary K Waverly DeLoach, Terin M Savannah Chemistry Aaron, Leonard Macon Gary, James E Elberton Ruff, Leanne V Savannah Mathematics Fleming, Deborah L Savannah Gary, George A Savannah Ward, Carnell Savannah DIVISION OF SOCIAL SCIENCE Criminal Justice Anderson, William G Myrtle Beach AFB, S.C. Collins, David Fitzgerald Copeland, Priscilla Bowdon Fallings, Lewis, Jr Milner Green, Donald R Savannah Heidt, Linda D Savannah Holmes, Linda Girard Hutchinson, Alexis D Savannah Jackson, Ola , Hawkinsville Manning, James E Dixie Morgan, Janice Savannah Morse, Betty Dry Branch Pace, Garnell Savannah Phillips, Raymond C Guyton Simmons, Robert C Barnesville Smiley, Joyce A Brunswick Thomas, Larry L Pelham Wilson, Albertha V Savannah Young, Sarah A Savannah History Abramson, Charles I Savannah Clark, Wanda C Atlanta Drayton, LaBrandor Savannah Jordon, Bobby Bridgeton Washington, Deborah A Bluffton White, James, Jr Woodbine Political Science Jackson, Oteria D Savannah Sociology Baker, Laucenia D Mcintosh Calhoun, Sherrye E Elberton Camp, Keith Clarkston Cannon, Carl E., II Savannah German, Louvenia W Savannah Hush, Arlene K New Brunswick, New Jersey Hutchinson, Valerie E Savannah Little, Janice V Eatonton McLendon, Carolyn J Dublin Pughsley, Yvonne Savannah Sims, Gene O Savannah Swift, Patricia A Savannah Thomas, Freda L Atlanta Social Work Jackson, Janice Savannah DIVISION OF TECHNICAL SCIENCES ENGINEERING TECHNOLOGY Civil Engineering Technology Beasley, Albert Savannah Lewis, Willie J Rochelle Electronics Engineering Technology fGainor, James H., Jr Cartersville Green, Curtis, Jr Rochester, New York Harvey, Val E Macon t Jackson, Bobby F Savannah *Johnson, William C Brunswick Worku, Ayalew Jinka, Gomu Gafa, Ethiopia HOME ECONOMICS Dietetics and Institutional Management Asseged, Webayehu Addis Abada, Ethiopia Hall, Gloria P Dublin Textiles and Clothing Brown, Marsha Gail Statesboro Brown, Vickie J Macon Culbreth, Huddie Twin City Holliman, Josephine Dublin Jenkins, Ruthann P Savannah Mitchell, Sandra Savannah Poaches, Regina D Charleston, S. C. Stuckey, Gloria J Macon Trim, Winifred Y Columbus Dressmaking and Tailoring (Two Year Terminal) Garvin, Margaret H Savannah ■j" Participated in Cooperative Education Program. *In absentia NOTE: Appearance of a name on any list in this program must not be considered as conclusive evidence of graduation. Persons who have met all requirements for a particular degree and whose names appear on the lists in this program will receive the degree indicated. THE JOINT GRADUATE PROGRAM OF ARMSTRONG STATE COLLEGE AND SAVANNAH STATE COLLEGE Candidates for the Master of Education and The Master of Business Administration Degrees June 5, 1977 MASTER OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION Howard Roland Boyd B. A. Degree Armstrong State College John Frank Briggs B.A. Degree University of Utah Fred Wilkins Brown, Jr B.A. Degree Armstrong State College Oscar Justice Hall, Jr B.A. Degree Armstrong State College Thomas Edward Hamilton B.A. Degree Armstrong State College Gary Steven Ost B.S. Degree St. Cloud State College Ernest A. Rubadue B.S. Degree Ohio State University John A. Sullivan, Jr B.A. Degree University of Georgia William E. Swords B.A. Degree Georgia Southern College MASTER OF EDUCATION IN BUSINESS EDUCATION Larry A. Polakov B.S. Degree Youngstown University MASTER OF EDUCATION IN EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION Sara Elizabeth Burns B.S. Degree Georgia Southern College Lucinda H. Butler B.S. Degree Georgia Southern College Rebecca Ann Stapleton B.S. Degree University of Georgia MASTER OF EDUCATION IN ELEMENTARY EDUCATION Peggy Stephens Adler B.A. Degree West Georgia College Theresa E. Atkinson B.S. Degree Savannah State College Peggy Stephens Adler B.A. Degree West Georgia College Theresa E. Atkinson B.S. Degree Savannah State College Nancy Newson Brannen B.S. Degree Armstrong State College Esther M. Carver B.S. Degree Georgia Southern College Sherry K. Chester B.S. Degree Georgia Southern College Yvonne Butler Cutter B.S. Degree Savannah State College Patricia Jenkins Devoe B.S. Degree Savannah State College Joel Wayne Formby B.S. Degree Univ. of Massachusetts Jill H. Greene B.A. Degree American Univ. of Beirut Gail Royal Kent B.S. Degree Lee College Ray Parker Kitchens A.B. Dgree University of Georgia Frances Lane Meeks B.S. Degree University of Georgia Shirley Brown Michael B.S. Degree Savannah State College Deborah Susan Murray B.S. Degree Georgia Southern College Lessie Gardner Porter B.S. Degree Savannah State College 1969 1970 1973 1973 1974 1972 1963 1963 1973 1964 1972 1974 1973 1974 1959 1974 1959 1971 1961 1968 1971 1969 1970 1965 1972 1953 1953 1969 1971 1973 M. Linda P. Thompson B.S. Degree Georgia Southern College 1971 Robert L. Vaughn B.S. Degree Savannah State College 1973 Cynthia Harris Whalen B.S. Degree Armstrong State College 1973 Annie Mae Wiggins B.S. Degree Savannah State College 1975 Nola Glynean Williams B.A. Degree Armstrong State College 1972 Dianne Hagins Williby B.S. Degree Armstrong State College 1972 MASTER OF EDUCATION IN SPECIAL EDUCATION: BEHAVIOR DISORDERS Nevela Szymanskia Allen B.S. Degree Armstrong State College 1975 Harry Gregory Andris, Jr B.A. Degree University of Georgia 1954 Delores Roberts Cardriche B.S. Degree Savannah State College 1972 Jeraldine C. Hamilton B.S. Degree Savannah State College 1973 Toni E. Rose Hampton B.S. Degree University of North Alabama 1967 *Elise Rubin Shernoff B.A. Degree Armstrong State College 1972 MASTER OF EDUCATION IN HISTORY *Catherine Reiser Gastin B.A. Degree Emory University 1973 Jessie Marie Howard Jenkins B.S. Degree Savannah State College 1970 Patricia Groover Smiley B.S. Degree Georgia Southern College 1960 MASTER OF EDUCATION IN MATHEMATICS Rosalyn K. Finnegan B.S. Degree Armstrong State College 1970 *In absentia. USHERS Midshipmen - N.R.O.T.C. Alpha Phi Omega Service Fraternity SAVANNAH STATE COLLEGE HONOR GRADUATES JUNE 5, 1977 MAGNA CUM LAUDE (3.400 to 3.749) Antionette Delia Bell George Albert Gary Loretta Yvonne Whitney CUM LAUDE (3.000 to 3.399) Webayehu Asseged Marie Anita Blocker Cynthia Elaine Butler Keith Camp Janice Johnson Claiborne Kay Frances Cutter Lewis Fallings Gloria Patricia Hall Martha Louise Hall Josephine Holliman Garnell Pace Sandra Denise Riley Clara Mae Shinhoster MEMBERS OF ALPHA KAPPA MU NATIONAL HONOR SOCIETY Antoinette D. Bell Janice J. Claiborne Loretta Y. Whitney MEMBERS OF KAPPA DELTA PI HONOR SOCIETY Antoinette D. Bell Sandra D. Riley Martha L. Hall Loretta Y. Whitney Olivia J. Hodges Delores E. Wilson MEMBERS OF PI GAMMA MU NATIONAL SOCIAL SCIENCE HONOR SOCIETY Charles I. Abramson Keith Camp MEMBERS OF ZETA ALPHA OMICRON CHAPTER OF LAMBDA ALPHA EPSILON HONOR SOCIETY Linda Holmes Larry L. Thomas AlberthaV. Wilson SAVANNAH STATE COLLEGE HYMN Let us give thanks and praise to Thee, To our A Ima Mater, S. S. C. Thine honor, pride, and eminence, We raise in prayerful reverence. Guide us still from day to day, Be Thou mindful lest we lose our way; Help us know that life, short or long, Means unceasing work for weak and strong. REFRAIN Where Savannah meets the sea, Where grassy plains and palms abound, Where the flow 'rs are gems of loveliness, There S.S.C. is found. We adore each beauteous scene and hall, Our all we pledge to Thee! In our hearts we'll build a shrine for Thee. We hail Thee, S.S.C. — J. Randolph Fisher Hillary Hatchett ANNOUNCEMENTS 1977 Summer School June 14 - August 20 1977 Fall Quarter Freshmen, September 12 Upperclassmen, September 20 ACADEMIC COSTUMES Modern academic dress has evolved from a type of apparel prescribed by English Medieval Universities to distinguish their schools from the lay person in dress at a time when everybody wore robes or gowns. When American colleges and universities desired to adopt some suitable system of academic apparel a half century ago it seemed best to agree on some definite system which all might follow. Accordingly, this attire has consisted of the cap, the gown, and the hood, the latter two now differing according to the degree the wearer has received. The modern cap, in academic dress has the same design for all degrees; black and square- shaped with a tassel hanging from the center. However, the color of the tassel usually differentiates the field of study for which the degree was granted, the gold tassel being worn by doctors or by presidents of colleges and universities; but it may be added that the black tassel is correct for all degrees. The gown, unlike the cap, differs appreciably in design according to the degree conferred on the wearer. The gown for the bachelor's degree has pointed sleeves. It is designed to be worn closed. The gown for the master's degree, worn open or closed has an oblong sleeve, open at the wrist, like the others. The sleeve base hangs down in the tradiiional manner. The rear part of its oblong shape is square cut and the front part has an arc cut away. The doctor's gown, worn open or closed, has long sleeves faced with velvet; three bars of velvet are midway the sleeves. The trimmings of the doctor's gown may be black or the color associated with the field of study. The hood, while not an article of dress, is, however, the most distinctive feature of the aca- demic attire. It is a black, crow-shaped badge or adornment with an oval opening and worn down the back. It enables one to quickly determine not only the degree held by the wearer but also the college or university from which he is graduated. The colors lining the hood and the size and shape of the hood make this distinction. The bachelor's and master's hoods are three feet and three and a half feet in length, respectively; the doctor's hood is four feet in length and is made with a wide panel. Hoods may be worn for only those degrees actually held by the wearers. Members of the governing body of a college or university, and they only, whatever their degrees may be, are entitled to wear doctor's gowns (with black velvet), but their hoods may be only those of degrees actually held by the wearers or those especially prescribed for them by the institution. In some colleges and universities, it is customary for the president, chancellor, or chief officer to wear a costume similar to that worn by the head of a foreign university. The chief marshal may wear a specially designed costume approved by the institution. For all academic purposes, including trimmings of doctor's gowns, edging of hoods, and tassels of caps, the color associated with different subjects as prescribed by the revised American Intercollegiate Code is as follows: Agriculture Maise Arts, Letters, Humanities White Business Drab Economics Copper Education Light Blue Law Purple Library Science Lemon Music Pink Oratory— (Speech) Silver Gray Philosophy Dark Blue Physical Education Sage Green Science Golden Yellow Theology Scarlet At Savannah State College, the lining of the hood has an orange chevron on a blue back- ground to represent school colors. A faculty member wears the color of his alma mater.